The past week was a blur of birthday activities.
Steph came into town from LA for a conference. So me and my high school girlfriends (Steph, Cristina, and Erika) had brunch at Local Kitchen & Wine Merchant, celebrating Cristina’s birthday. They have good standard American fare, fresh ingredients. It seemed like we were there forever, always running out of the restaurant to fill our parking meters with quarters.
I went to my parents’ place for Father’s Day which is the same day I did my tarot card reading described in the post below. Everything is always planned at the last minute when you leave it to my family, so we were searching online around 4pm and decided on Burma Superstar on Park Street in Alameda. There is also a Burma Superstar in San Francisco which is pretty good so I figured you can’t really go wrong. This is going to be hard to believe, but the BS_A (Burma Superstar A-town) more than one-ups BS_SF. Maybe because it’s new and they want people to keep coming back? But BS_A had tastier, fresher food. I feel like BS_SF is too heavy and practically hole-in-the-wall chinese food. Twelve thumbs up from my family, including Dominic.
I went out with Steph and her friends to Two which was formerly Hawthorne Lane for dinner. They are known for unique food pairings. I tasted someone’s peanut butter and jelly foie gras that was really good. But overall, I think the place is over-priced.
Steph took me out for a birthday lunch at Bocadillos–tapas that were way too healthy for my taste.
That night, Cristina took me out for a birthday dinner at the newly-opened Anchor & Hope. The seafood was amazing! We had oysters, fish, birthday dessert.
June 18th was my actual birthday. Three of my co-workers from my old group took me out for lunch at Unicorn which has damn good asian food in the financial district. If you’re looking for a place to have a sit down lunch with friends, this is the place. Gil had the best dish; I think it was steak.
That night, Daniel took me out for dinner to Roy’s–Hawaiian fusion. Service was impeccable.
I took the day off and went for a run around Golden Gate Park, then headed to the DeYoung for the new Chihuly exhibit. OMIGOD! Everyone run now to the DeYoung. The exhibit is truly amazing as you can see from the pictures I will post shortly. It’s like walking onto the set of The Wizard of Oz. It’s just glasswork in bright, vivid colors. Sounds simple, but oh so beautiful.
Thursday was hot and I was pretty much perspiring the whole day. I met up with Marc at Duboce Park. He was with Lulu. And he headed to Regalito in the Mission for yummy guacamole, burritos, and sangria. Then more drinking at Cav.
I did nothing social. Took an Ambien and tried to get a lot of rest for the next day’s party.